Gamble of the week: A troubled generics maker

Money is tight for a lot of households in Britain just now, which means lots of them are trying to save money where they can. The spectacular and growing success of discount supermarkets such as Aldi and Lidl is proof of this.

Historically, one of the easiest ways to save money has been to switch from more expensive branded goods to cheaper, unbranded ones. This is one reason why, in recent years, supermarkets have been very keen to promote the quality and relative inexpense of their own-label products as a key point of difference when wooing thrifty customers.

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